On August 24, 1957, the London Times published an article criticizing the Mason Doctrine, North AmericanGovernor-GeneralRichard Mason's foreign aid and reconstruction program. The editorial read, in part: "Do you want to receive more Mason Plan aid? Then just kill a few North American tourists and aid officials, and call Mason a criminal. Should you do this, your North American listener will nod his agreement, and give you all he has." Sobel notes that the British government resented the Mason Doctrine aid given to its wartime enemy the German Empire.